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  • (4.4) 33 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,534$8,318
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 28-33
  • Engine: 118-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2006 Pontiac Vibe

Our Take on the 2006 Pontiac Vibe

Pontiac launched its entry-level Vibe hatchback wagon as an early 2003 model. Styled by Pontiac and engineered by Toyota, the Vibe is produced at a Toyota/General Motors joint-venture facility in Fremont, Calif. Pontiac's Vibe is related to the Toyota Matrix.Like other small crossover models... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Instrument layout
  • Engine noise

Notable Features

  • Sport wagon body style
  • Manual or automatic
  • Youthful orientation
  • Available AWD

2006 Pontiac Vibe Reviews

Consumer Reviews


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by bj from n.canton, OH on December 14, 2011

I have owned this car for 5.5 years, 132,000 miles. Normal maintenanace items only. Extrememly reliable and 34 mpg. Best car I have ever owned. Pros: Good mpg; comfortable, upright seating position; ... Read Full Review

3 Trim Levels Available

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2006 Pontiac Vibe Safety Ratings

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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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